End of Life Therapeutic Videography in Pediatrics: Feasibility and Acceptability

Title

End of Life Therapeutic Videography in Pediatrics: Feasibility and Acceptability

Creator

Hirsh CD; Grossoehme DH; Tsirambidis H; Richner G; Friebert S

Publisher

Omega

Date

2022

Subject

Bereavement; End-of-life; Pediatrics; Therapeutic videography

Description

Purpose: This study aimed to determine the feasibility and acceptability of using videography to alleviate the stress of anticipatory mourning in pediatric palliative care patients. A secondary aim was to expand palliative/end of life care research by performing a more comprehensive examination of children's experiences with life-shortening illness. Method(s): Eligible patients ages eight and older made a legacy video with the assistance of investigative staff and completed a questionnaire to evaluate their emotional states before and after making the video. Bereaved parents also received a questionnaire to assess the impact of the legacy. Result(s): Nine patients enrolled and eight completed the study through the therapeutic exit interview. Most reported decreased anxiety and a positive experience. Conclusion(s): Therapeutic videography is feasible and acceptable to accomplish and can improve the emotional state of participants. Conducting research requiring active participation of patients very near the end of life proved to be challenging.

Citation List Month

April 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Hirsh CD; Grossoehme DH; Tsirambidis H; Richner G; Friebert S, “End of Life Therapeutic Videography in Pediatrics: Feasibility and Acceptability,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 17, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/18018.